Loading presentation...

Present Remotely

Send the link below via email or IM

Copy

Present to your audience

Start remote presentation

  • Invited audience members will follow you as you navigate and present
  • People invited to a presentation do not need a Prezi account
  • This link expires 10 minutes after you close the presentation
  • A maximum of 30 users can follow your presentation
  • Learn more about this feature in our knowledge base article

Do you really want to delete this prezi?

Neither you, nor the coeditors you shared it with will be able to recover it again.

DeleteCancel

Symbolism in Literature (and movies, television...)

No description
by

Diane Alken

on 11 January 2015

Comments (0)

Please log in to add your comment.

Report abuse

Transcript of Symbolism in Literature (and movies, television...)

Symbolism in Literature (and movies, television...)
What is symbolism?
the practice of using an object or word to represent an idea
an action, word, place, person or object can all have symbolic meaning
A Super Lame Example
What do you see?

A yin yang.

What does it represent?

Balance, stability, harmony...
Look at these examples and write down two ideas that each one symbolizes.
What about these?
Why is it used?
because it's awesome
but mainly because it enhances an author's writing
the author uses it when he/she wants to hint at an emotion, mood or idea rather than just plainly stating it
Symbolism in Everyday Life
Our language and culture contains an immense number of symbols, and their intended meanings and significance are usually well-known and accepted.
Now let's think about
The Time Machine
For each of the symbols listed below, think of some larger ideas that they represent. Remember to think about the theme(s) of the novel as well--it might help you uncover what the symbols are meant to represent.
The White Sphinx
Palace of Green Porcelain

Weena
Matches
The Headless Faun
Full transcript